Similarities Between Dumuzi And Osiris

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When comparing both Dumuzi and Osiris, the dying-rising divinities have an overlay of both similar and different effects on the myths they play part in. The Egyptian and Mesoptoamian mythical gods find comparison in their mutual deception. Dumuzi and Osiris were both deceived and murdered by people close to them. They both represent the divine body being plotted against out of hatred and jealousy. The need for power amongst the deities means that nobody is of more importance than themselves. This trend left Innana and Seth to betray Dumuzi and Osiris, and challenge them for their power. Dumuzi represents the harvest season due to the time he spent on earth. His cycle throughout the underworld allowed him time to allow crops to flourish on earth.
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